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Department of Health Overview

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Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP
Director, Health and Human Services | Health Officer
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130

Email: hhs@baltimorecountymd.gov
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Phone: 410-887-BCHD (2243)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1

The Department provides language assistance services free of charge to persons with limited English proficiency.

It is the vision of the Baltimore County Department of Health (PDF) to have healthy people living, working and playing in Baltimore County. Our mission is to promote health and prevent disease through education, advocacy, linkage to resources and treatment thereby improving the quality of life for Baltimore County residents. As a service-oriented agency, we encourage you to use our website to learn more about our services and get important health information. You can also sign up to receive alerts, news and information about upcoming events.

Highlights​

  • Sharps kiosks coming soon! (PDF) Learn how to safely dispose of your sharps in Baltimore County.

  • If you need help applying for health coverage, extended hours (PDF) will be available in November and December for Medicaid, the Maryland Children's Health Program or a qualified health plan. 

  • Overdose death rates involving fentanyl are rising at an alarming rate. Watch a video on the dangers of fentanyl and learn what to do before it's too late. You can also learn how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by attending a free two-hour training.

  • If you are looking for a warm environment with access to water and bathrooms, then Baltimore County has several “warming centers” available where you can get relief from the cold.

Programs and Services

  • Animal Services—Get information about lost pets, pet adoptions, spaying and neuter services, microchipping and more.

  • Environmental Health Services—Get information on monitoring and consultation regarding food facilities, swimming pools and water sampling.

  • General Health Services—Get information on available health services for the general public and specialty groups and our health centers.

  • Information and Resources—Get information on a variety of health and safety topics and resources.

  • Community Event Requests—Complete our web form to partner with the Department of Health on your community event.

 
Revised November 8, 2018         

 

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